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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahr-si-kuh l]
    • /ˈfɑr sɪ kəl/
    • /fɑːs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahr-si-kuh l]
    • /ˈfɑr sɪ kəl/

Definitions of farcical word

  • adjective farcical pertaining to or of the nature of farce. 1
  • adjective farcical resembling farce; ludicrous; absurd. 1
  • noun farcical Of or resembling a farce, esp. because of absurd or ridiculous aspects. 1
  • adjective farcical absurd, ridiculous 1
  • adjective farcical If you describe a situation or event as farcical, you mean that it is so silly or extreme that you are unable to take it seriously. 0
  • adjective farcical ludicrous; absurd 0

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Origin of farcical

First appearance:

before 1710
One of the 50% oldest English words
First recorded in 1710-20; farce + -ical

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Parts of speech for Farcical


farcical popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for farcical

adj farcical

  • funny — providing fun; causing amusement or laughter; amusing; comical: a funny remark; a funny person.
  • ludicrous — causing laughter because of absurdity; provoking or deserving derision; ridiculous; laughable: a ludicrous lack of efficiency.
  • preposterous — completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd; senseless; utterly foolish: a preposterous tale.
  • outrageous — of the nature of or involving gross injury or wrong: an outrageous slander.
  • ridiculous — causing or worthy of ridicule or derision; absurd; preposterous; laughable: a ridiculous plan.

adjective farcical

  • absurd — If you say that something is absurd, you are criticizing it because you think that it is ridiculous or that it does not make sense.
  • silly — weak-minded or lacking good sense; stupid or foolish: a silly writer.
  • incompetent — not competent; lacking qualification or ability; incapable: an incompetent candidate.
  • embarrassing — Causing embarrassment.
  • foolish — resulting from or showing a lack of sense; ill-considered; unwise: a foolish action, a foolish speech.

Antonyms for farcical

adj farcical

  • tragic — characteristic or suggestive of tragedy: tragic solemnity.
  • sensible — having, using, or showing good sense or sound judgment: a sensible young woman.
  • real — true; not merely ostensible, nominal, or apparent: the real reason for an act.
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  • serious — of, showing, or characterized by deep thought.

adjective farcical

  • solemn — grave, sober, or mirthless, as a person, the face, speech, tone, or mood: solemn remarks.

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